UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER


Summer 2011 Distance Learning Courses' Aggregate Survey Results


In order to strengthen UWG’s distance and distributed learning programs, separate evaluations have been developed for distance courses.  These evaluations specifically address issues to ensure that the technology used is appropriate, and that students are satisfied with their learning experiences. Each term a Student Evaluation is distributed to all students enrolled in distance learning courses. The evaluation is made available online to those enrolled in web-based courses.  The evaluations were developed by the Distance Learning Administrator and a team of faculty experienced in distance teaching. Evaluation results, including a compilation of student comments, are reported to each department chair, and then forwarded to the respective faculty. The Distance and Distributed Education   Center retains copies of all evaluations. Data collected is used to help determine which courses need to be offered, the effectiveness of the interaction, and how training and support services can be improved. Our university’s selected online course delivery tool, Blackboard’s Vista 8 (now called CourseDen, formerly WebCT), also allows for formative assessment and evaluation by the instructor, who can track student usage patterns. 

Survey results for an individual course, are available upon request from distance@westga.edu

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Information: Distance Education Student Survey Results

1421 Total Respondents

1.   At the beginning of the semester, my attitude toward on-line learning was positive.

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

11

.8

No Response

14

1.0

Strongly Disagree

17

1.2

Disagree

59

4.1

Undecided

117

8.1

Agree

488

33.6

Strongly Agree

745

51.3

 

2.  At the end of the semester, my attitude toward on-line learning is positive. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

12

.8

No Response

25

1.7

Strongly Disagree

33

2.3

Disagree

71

4.9

Undecided

82

5.7

Agree

511

35.2

Strongly Agree

717

49.4

 

3.  My instructor was positive about the online component of this course. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

22

1.5

No Response

24

1.7

Strongly Disagree

22

1.5

Disagree

36

2.5

Undecided

85

5.9

Agree

449

30.9

Strongly Agree

813

56.0

 

4.  I found WebCT easy to understand and utilize by the second week of class

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

42

2.9

No Response

27

1.9

Strongly Disagree

4

.3

Disagree

24

1.7

Undecided

69

4.8

Agree

520

35.8

Strongly Agree

765

52.7

 

5.  I now find WebCT easy to use and understand. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

49

3.4

No Response

22

1.5

Strongly Disagree

2

.1

Disagree

7

.5

Undecided

51

3.5

Agree

509

35.1

Strongly Agree

811

55.9

 

6.  Having the flexibility to contribute to class discussions outside the classroom on my own time was valuable to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

61

4.2

No Response

24

1.7

Strongly Disagree

24

1.7

Disagree

51

3.5

Undecided

78

5.4

Agree

369

25.4

Strongly Agree

844

58.2

 

7.  I feel more comfortable participating in class online that I do in a face-to-face setting. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

27

1.9

No Response

18

1.2

Strongly Disagree

96

6.6

Disagree

276

19.0

Undecided

315

21.7

Agree

335

23.1

Strongly Agree

384

26.5

 

8.  The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

696

48.0

No Response

25

1.7

Strongly Disagree

19

1.3

Disagree

34

2.3

Undecided

166

11.4

Agree

242

16.7

Strongly Agree

269

18.5

 

9.  Where do you access the Internet most regularly? 

Frequency

Percent

No response

21

1.4

Home

1287

88.7

UWG

32

2.2

Undecided

4

.3

Work

91

6.3

Other

16

1.1

 

10.  How would you describe you level of experience using computers and the Internet (prior to this course)? 

Frequency

Percent

No Response

22

1.5

Novice, Beginner

40

2.8

Knowledgeable

1042

71.8

Expert

347

23.9

 

11: I would like to take classes in the future that are mostly on-line. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

15

1.1

No Response

18

1.3

Strongly Disagree

50

3.5

Disagree

109

7.7

Undecided

229

15.9

Agree

401

28.2

Strongly Agree

601

42.3

 

12: I would like to take classes in the future that are completely on-line. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

17

1.2

No Response

25

1.7

Strongly Disagree

62

4.3

Disagree

123

8.5

Undecided

207

14.3

Agree

429

29.6

Strongly Agree

588

40.5

 

 

13.  Where do you live? 

Frequency

Percent

No Response

21

1.4

Less than 10 miles from the Carrollton Campus

446

30.7

11-20 miles from campus

123

8.5

21-45 miles from campus

397

27.4

46-65 miles from campus

213

14.7

66-85 miles from campus

121

8.3

more than 85 miles from campus

130

9.0

   

 

14.  Registration for this course was available at a distance.

Frequency

Percent

No Response

28

1.9

Unsure

321

22.1

No

38

2.6

Yes

1064

73.3

 

15.  The academic advising related to distance learning which I received prior to this course was: 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

262

18.1

No Response

23

1.6

Unacceptable

15

1.0

Needs Improvement

76

5.2

Neutral

215

14.8

Good

498

34.3

Excellent

362

24.9

 

16.  Information on financial aid available prior to registration was: 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

296

20.4

No Response

28

1.9

Unacceptable

37

2.5

Needs Improvement

108

7.4

Neutral

225

15.5

Good

474

32.7

Excellent

283

19.5

 

17.  Information on career services on UWG's website is: 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

528

36.4

No Response

35

2.4

Unacceptable

14

1.0

Needs Improvement

78

5.4

Neutral

216

14.9

Good

375

25.8

Excellent

205

14.1

 

18.  Means for resolving student complaints related to this course were:

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

522

36.0

No Response

30

2.1

Unacceptable

43

3.0

Needs Improvement

78

5.4

Neutral

159

11.0

Good

338

23.3

Excellent

281

19.4

 

19.  Means for resolving student complaints were: 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

553

38.1

No Response

33

2.3

Unacceptable

39

2.7

Needs Improvement

72

5.0

Neutral

230

15.9

Good

324

22.3

Excellent

200

13.8

 

20.  How many on-campus courses (not online) are you taking this term? 

Frequency

Percent

No Response

21

1.4

0

398

27.4

1

296

20.4

2

267

18.4

3

201

13.9

4

167

11.5

5

101

7.0

 

21.  Were you aware that the UWG Library has Distance Learning Support Service to help you get the library and research materials you need?

Frequency

Percent

No Response

25

1.7

Yes

925

63.7

No

501

34.5

 

22.  Did you use the UWG Library website to access information needed for your class?

Frequency

Percent

No Response

30

2.1

Yes

668

46.0

No

753

51.9

 

Question 23: What did you like about the online portion of this course?

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Question 24: What did you dislike about the online portion of this course?

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Question 25: What suggestions would you make for future online courses?

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26.  What is your age?

Frequency

Percent

< 20

72

5.08

20 - 29

567

40.00

30 - 39

305

21.51

40 - 49

203

14.32

50+

101

7.12

No Response

168

11.85

 

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